Rohingya Woman.

Rohingya Woman.

Wael Abdelgawad |

I can hardly believe that 8 years ago, in May 2009, I wrote:

“Please do what you can for Aung San Suu Kyi. Sign petitions, and make your voice heard. She is a modern day hero and represents the brightest possible future for her country.”

Then on November 14, 2010, I wrote:

“So glad that Aung San Suu Kyi has been freed, and I hope this is only the beginning for Burma.”

Yet today, with Aung San Suu Kyi in power as the 1st State Counselor in Myanmar/Burma, she remains deafeningly silent in the face of one of the worst crimes of this century – the ongoing genocide and brutalization of the Muslim Rohingya minority of Myanmar at the hands of Buddhist mobs, the army and the police.

The Rohingya people of Myanmar are suffering nothing less than systematic genocide. How can the world allow this to continue?

The U.N. recently condemned the “devastating” abuse of the Rohingya by the Buddhist majority.

Time Magazine has said that the Rohingya are “facing the final stages of genocide,” while the BBC News pleaded, “Who will help Myanmar’s Rogingya?”

Please press your local representatives to do something about the Rohingya crisis.

And please donate generously to help these suffering people.